Empowering the Faith Community to be Informed, Prepared and Act
The Collin County Council on Family Violence Interfaith Symposium
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Collin College, Preston Ridge Campus,
9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco, TX 75035
The Collin County Council on Family Violence presents the 6th Annual Interfaith Symposium for clergy, faith-based counselors, and faith community leaders.
Spend a proactive day partnering with faith community leaders.
Learn best practices from successful family violence intervention programs right here in Collin County.
Get educated about your organization’s legal liabilities.
Receive a resource kit which will help to remove the guesswork from reporting incidents to the authorities.
Walk away empowered with a plan and the tools necessary to implement it.
CCCFV Faith Symposium Overview
The CCCFV has sponsored annual training events for the local faith community over the past six years. The CCCFV Interfaith Symposium was created when clergy, counselors, and pastoral staff desired more extensive training in response to members of their faith communities relying upon their counsel in difficult times.
Since 2010, the Interfaith Symposium has trained over 150 faith community leaders. Highly specialized professionals in the fields of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Psychology, Social Services, and Law Enforcement have led workshops on topics such as:
Recognizing family violence
Appropriately responding to reports of family violence
Reaching out to suspected victims of family violence
Identifying available community resources.
Through the first four Interfaith Symposium events, nearly one hundred faith communities have received training, guidance and support on how they can effectively impact individuals and families within their spheres of influence. Literally thousands of people in Collin County and beyond are in touch with these faith leaders on a weekly basis.